Peugeot weekend of endurance and rally competition posted on 08 September 2011
This weekend sees Peugeot campaigning its products in two disciplines – the six-hour ILMC endurance race at Silverstone with the formidable Peugeot 908 and with the Peugeot 207 S2000 in the hands of Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh in the Hungarian IRC Rally Mecsek.
Six-Hours Of Endurance At Silverstone – Friday – Sunday 9-11 September 2011
ANTHONY DAVIDSON’S INJURY SEES HIM RESTING AND COMMENTATING
Following his bike accident last month, Anthony Davidson will finally not be able to drive the Peugeot 908 at the Silverstone 6 Hours this weekend.
The British driver broke his left collarbone after he was involved in an accident while training on his road bike. While his recovery has been fast it isn’t complete enough to allow him to race in the best conditions for this weekend’s 6 Hours.
“Off course I can only be disappointed as it is my home race,” says Anthony. “It is a difficult decision to make, but it is a wise one. Now I get more time to recover properly and to prepare for Petit Le Mans in October.”
Consultant on the Peugeot WebTV
Anthony will be in Silverstone at the six-hour race to meet his fans, spectators and race followers during the event. Also he will be live on ‘Peugeot Web TV’ (www.peugeot-sport.com) set to comment on the race, analyse and help understanding of the race behind the scenes of the Team Peugeot Total. The WebTV coverage will start on Sunday 11th September from 10h35am (UK time)for a race start at 11h35 (UK time).
The two 908 cars and their drivers
Simon Pagenaud and Sébastien Bourdais will be lining up to drive the Peugeot 908 N°7, with car N°8 driven by the duo Franck Montagny and Stéphane Sarrazin.
IRC Rally Mecsek in Hungary – Thursday – Saturday 8-10 September 2011
GUY AND PHIL CONTINUE TO PUSH HARD
The eighth round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge is the Mecsek Rallye in Hungary and Guy Wilks and co-driver Phil Pugh continue to push for that elusive win in their Peugeot 207 S2000
Guy commented: “The positive thing for me and Phil, my co-driver, is that we were right up there in Zlin (the Czech rally) and we know we’ve got the speed to match and beat the competition. Things will turn around and we’ll get team Peugeot UK back on top.”
In Hungary, the shortest stage is 7.5 miles and the longest is 17.4 miles.